Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga - Rarotonga & the Cook Islands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Rarotonga & the Cook Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga guidebook.
The Cook Islands are simultaneously remote and accessible, modern and traditional. Beyond the island’s tourist buzz and contemporary appearance is a robust culture, firmly anchored by traditional Polynesian values and steeped in oral history.
- snorkel, kayak or paddle-board in the pristine azure waters of Rarotonga’s Muri Lagoon
- trek Rarotonga’s cross-island track, inland trails and valley walks
- feast on the freshest of seafood and organic local produce in Rarotonga’s excellent restaurants
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Rarotonga, Avarua & around, Muri Lagoon, Black Rock, Arorangi, Wigmore’s Waterfall, Muri, Te Vara Nui Village, Aitutaki, Palmerston, ’Atiu, Anatakitaki, Rima Rau, Lake Te Roto, Ma’uke, Mitiaro, Mangaia, Manihiki, Rakahanga, Penrhyn, Pukapuka and Suwarrow, Rarotonga & the Cook Islands Today, History, Culture, Arts, Environment and Survival Guide.